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  1. dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash. I suggest a dataset that works in disk as mdf by a propierty

    dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash (more than 1.3 gb). I suggest a dataset that works in disk an not in memory, like a mdf with a propierty

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create search field in uml model explorer.

      We have 1000 classes in a uml model. It's extremely hard to find class or something else by name. Please add search box like in solution explorer for example

      Also it search box is important when we wanna associate method parameter with a type. Scrolling during 5 minutes fore each method is slow.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please provide a way to access methods of third-party controls (such as those of Infragistics) in Coded - UI.

        We are working on automating tests for testing a large and complex WPF application with Infragistics controls. We are unable to access the methods of Infragistics controls using Coded UI. However, this is possible in QTP. For example, in QTP, it is possible to get the Row Count and Column Count using the methods GetRowCount() and GetColumnCount() respectively. However, these methods don't seem to work with the Infragistics grid in Coded - UI. Also, there is no way to get the names of columns (which is important for validating them in our test cases) or navigate to a particular cell…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WebML Diagram to visualize the html app architecture ,

          In Big Application Usally developers get lost in code base , it would be nice if there is an webML notation diagram , to visualize the app and connection between screens , .
          this make lightswitch more productive for enterprise development , so new developer can easily grasp the application architecture and work on codebase(brownfield app).

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ASP.NET MVC Html Helpers htmlAttributes Intellisense and AutoComlete

            Please add feature to html Razor editor in asp.net mvc html helpers methods that intellisense and autocomplete anonymous htmlAttributes parmeters. when type @ character, list html tags attributes.

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for "Compare with unmodified..." to Git folders

              With Git Tools for Visual Studio, in the "Team Explorer -> Changes -> Included Changes" section, the "Compare with unmodified..." option in the context menu is disabled for folders. Since the configured git difftool is already used, it should be a simple change to use "difftool -d" for folders.

              6 votes
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              • Add uptime and support to Visual Studio Online

                I haven't found an appropriate place to ask for this so I'm putting it here. I guess you could argue that these are product features.

                First of all I don't even see a category here in the drop down for Visual Studio Online. Since it is a product and is transitioning to a paid model it would be nice if you would actually start acknowledging that it exists.

                The actual features I'm looking for are: uptime and support.

                By uptime, I mean 99.999%. In my last working week it has been more like 70%.
                By support I mean more than…

                18 votes
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                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better support for marshalling Structs

                    Marshaling structures in VB.Net can be a real PITA because in VB a Structure can never be a true null. Using Nothing simply resets the values.

                    Take this scenario (One of many) You have a COM interface that you need to pass structures into and retrieve the same structures back in other methods.

                    <StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)>
                    Friend Structure FooStruct
                    Public fooValue1 As Int32
                    Public fooValue2 As Int32
                    End Structure

                    <ComImport(), InterfaceType(ComInterfaceType.InterfaceIsIUnknown), Guid("15619f75-8372-456e-b31c-bfa34e44eda7")>
                    Friend Interface FooComInterface
                    'Lots of other methods
                    'then
                    Sub FooCreate(item1 As Int32, item2 As Int32, <[In]> ByRef optExtraInfo As FooStruct)
                    Function GetFooInfo() As FooStruct
                    End Interface

                    Now the Issue is…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ID's in Kanban board

                      In the Kanban board,

                      Please add the "ID" of both PBI and Task. At least on a tooltip when MouseOver

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                      • Add AddressSanitizer a la Clang.

                        Basically instrument allocations, reads and writes to catch memory scribbles at word granularity.

                        11 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Easy to use Currency Control

                          Currently it is not possible to format the currency. Like this:

                          American: 1,200.00 €

                          Germany: 1.200,00 €

                          The Formatting property on Server Side doesn't work. Using a selfmade Control works till you save your Data and the edmx File e.g. Server code doesn't know how to save the data.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add font, font size, align left, align center, align right, justify to TFS 2012

                            When doing copy-paste from some text to team web access (description for some bug,product backlog item etc.), I can not change font size. If the text that I copied is really big or small, I can not find a way to decrease or increase its size.I could do this while using old TFS. It was better.
                            And also , there is no way to use "SHIFT+ENTER" while writing some text. Listing is one of things I usually use. When I write an item, sometimes I want to write another else exactly under it without putting listing mark. On TFS 2012,…

                            16 votes
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                            • Associate Multiple CodedUI test methods to single testcase in MTM

                              Currently we can't associate multiple test methods in a Coded UI test to a single testcase in MTM.

                              This will be useful since , generally we wont try to automate a testcase as a single testmethod.
                              Fo ease of understanding and maintenance, we split them into small steps.

                              Testmethods are written as Step001, Step002,Step003 etc

                              But in MTM when trying to associate, we can select only Step001 or Step002 but not multiple steps.

                              So it would be great if we have an option in MTM to associate the required steps or dll containing all steps.

                              Thanks,
                              Vishnu V. Potti

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Extend MFC exception handling to include std::exception

                                Currently, MFC handles all CException derived exceptions in AfxCallWndProc (wincore.cpp, line 288) if they creep out of user's code and thus calls CWinApp::ProcessWndProcException. However, any exception based on std::exception thrown from any library code, for instance, will not be caught. Since this is a global MFC function, there is also no easy way to override the default behaviour.
                                Please consider to append a catch block in AfxCallWndProc where all std::exception-based errors are caught as well. This will increase robustness of MFC applications.

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

                                  add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
                                  <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

                                  247 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WeakDelegate

                                    The title says it all.

                                    The oldest posts on the web concerning weak delegates are from as early as 2004 and in my opinion it’s quite embarrassing, that Microsoft hasn’t been able to implement a-easy-to-use solution for this problem in over a decade.
                                    Personally I’d really like to know where the big problem is. As far as I understand it, the target of the delegate needs to be stored as weak reference and the methods Combine and Remove have to remove the delegates with collected targets.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add IntegratedShell as a target SKU for the TFS Git Extension provider VSIX

                                      The TFS Git Provider for Visual Studio 2012 does not allow installation on the IntegratedShell SKU (notably, SSDTBI for SQL Server 2012 and 2014 are still the VS2012 IntegratedShell).

                                      The VSIX should be updated to support the installation scenario where only VS2012 IntegratedShell is installed on the machine, both for SSIS-only developers to integrate into a TFS 2012/Git shop and developers using VS2013 and SSDTBI.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatically load project references

                                        If I open a Visual Studio project with project references that can be found, it would great if I could automatically add the project references into the solution instead of having to do it manually.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • MTM scripts should have an option to close an unexpected error messages when they appear instead of just stopping the script

                                          When I used Testcomplete for automated tests, and an unexpected error message appeared, the scripts would do a screen shot of the message then attempted to close the error message box and continue on. In MTM - VS 2010, the scripts just stop.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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